George A. Sheffar

CHAMPION — George A. Sheffar, 82, passed away Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, at Park Vista in Youngstown, due to complications from a stroke.

George was born July 5, 1934, in Five Points, Washington Township, Indiana County, Pa., the son of the late Wilbur and Grace Lohr Sheffar.

He was a 1953 graduate of Indiana High School in Pennsylvania. After coming to Youngstown in June 1953, George completed a five-year Welding Apprenticeship Certification at Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army at Fort Jackson, S.C., from 1958 to 1960, attaining the rank of PFC. He retired as a welder from Copperweld Steel Corp. in 1997 after 30 years of service.

George was of the Catholic faith and attended St. William Church in Champion, where he served as a head usher and was a member of the Golden Agers and the NAIM Club. He enjoyed traveling, watching sports and was a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Cavaliers.

On Nov. 22, 1956, he married Maxine Eileen Rostan, who preceded him in death June 3, 1991. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth and Hale Sheffar; and by a sister, Lucille Shimps.

He is survived by his three children, Robert (Susanna) Sheffar of Rockville, Md., Lisa Sheffar (Renee D’Amico) of Wooster and Michael Sheffar of Champion; as well as two grandchildren, William Sheffar and Susanna Jhardon, both of Rockville, Md.

George is also survived by his very special friend and companion, Jean Dubois, who brought him great joy and profoundly enriched his life. Together, they enjoyed wintering in Florida and traveling the world.

A Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, at St. William Church, 5411 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren, OH 44483, with the Rev. Michael D. Balash officiating. Family and friends may call 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Entombment will be in All Souls Cemetery in Bazetta.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made, in George’s name, to Sisters of Notre Dame,13000 Auburn Road, Chardon, OH 44024.

Arrangements are being handled by Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel, 1884 North Road NE, Warren, OH 44483.

Family and friends may visit to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the Sheffar family.

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